Job board/TestGorilla/
Software Development Expert (temp)

Software Development Expert (temp)

Work location: Worldwide
Work arrangement: Remote
Salary range: US$ 30 - US$ 50 per hour
Reading Comprehension
Working with Generative AI

Hey there,

I’m Natalia, a subject matter expert recruiter at TestGorilla. We’re a fast-growing HR tech startup that helps hiring teams make better hiring decisions faster and bias-free.

Over the past year, we’ve experienced tremendous growth. More than 10,000 companies have replaced CVs with our assessments to screen candidates in an unbiased and data-driven way.

We're seeking a short-term contract subject matter expert to help us develop a test covering problem-solving for software developers, which will be used to evaluate candidates applying for developer positions that require strong problem-solving skills. We expect expert software developers to be proficient in using a range of new and exciting tools, such as Intelligent Assistants for Development, Automated Code Generation Tools, Automated Testing Tools, and general large language models.


What's in for you?

  • Build your reputation: We share information about you with thousands of our customers, which is a good opportunity to showcase your skills and expertise in your field. (If you prefer not to have your name shown, we can do that, too).

  • Receive expert coaching: This will be a rewarding and collaborative process. We'll be providing guidance and feedback throughout the project at predetermined intervals. In the end, we will also conduct a technical review with a third-party expert.

  • Hourly rate of $30-$50/hour (depending on skills/experience) for approximately 30 hours over 4-6 weeks.

The job in a nutshell

The project consists of three main sections:

  1. Creating a test structure, where you determine the 3-4 main skill areas to test and break those down into 4-6 specific categories of skills to include in each.

  2. Writing 104 questions based on that test structure. For each question, you'll have to write a brief rationale for the correct answer.

  3. Working with a third-party expert to ensure all technical details are correct.

The test aims to evaluate candidates with intermediate-level professional experience with problem-solving using AI tools for software development.

The test will be made primarily of scenario-based questions in a multiple-choice format. These questions will be based on real-life scenarios. That means we're not looking for theoretical or standard textbook questions that only show how "familiar" someone is in theory but questions that can evaluate actual practice through solving problems.

All questions submitted must be your own, original work. All material is checked for originality and copyright issues.

The project usually takes around 30 hours, distributed across 6-8 weeks, and weekly deliverables are expected. The project can move faster than proposed if you have the time available.

Here’s what we are looking for

  • You are a deep subject-matter expert in problem-solving for software developers with extensive experience in the field and a proven track record of creating appropriate material.

  • You are a keen user of various AI productivity tools, leveraging them frequently to solve software development problems. 

  • You have strong English writing skills since this project involves much writing that must be clear and precise.

  • You are eager to collaborate with our content experts to jointly create a high-quality, valid, reliable, and fair test

Bonus points if you…

- Have experience as an instructor/coach in this area.


Here at TestGorilla, we eat our own dog food. We use our assessment platform to make sure we make the best hiring decisions faster and bias-free.

So if this project sounds like a good fit for you, as the first step of this process, we'd like you to take an assessment so we can get a better idea about whether you fit the role. This will be an exciting opportunity for you to get to know our product and the sort of questions you’ll be creating.

We encourage diverse applicants from a myriad of educational, work, and personal backgrounds to apply.

If you’re hired, I’ll do everything I can to help you succeed in working on this project with our company.